Breaking: Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Shakes Imperial County

On the night of Tuesday, Imperial County, situated to the east of San Diego, experienced a notable seismic event with a magnitude 4.1 earthquake shaking the region.

The earthquake occurred at 11:53 p.m., with its epicenter located approximately 6.2 miles north of Westmorland, a part of the El Centro Metropolitan Area, along the California-Mexico border, as per data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The seismic activity took place at a depth of about 6.7 miles.

Shortly after the primary quake, a series of smaller tremors were registered in the same vicinity.

At 11:49 p.m., a magnitude 2.5 earthquake struck, centered about 6.2 miles west of Calipatria in Imperial County. This was followed by a 2.6-magnitude quake at 11:55 p.m. and another 2.5-magnitude quake at 11:56 p.m., according to the USGS.

Residents in Imperial, Riverside, and San Diego counties reported feeling the most intense tremors, as reflected on the USGS’s “Did You Feel It?” map.

This seismic activity closely follows another significant earthquake in the region. Early Monday morning, a magnitude 4.8 earthquake occurred near El Centro, also in Imperial County, triggering a series of subsequent smaller quakes.

The sequence of these earthquakes marks one of the most intense seismic swarms to impact Southern California in recent years.

Authorities and experts are closely monitoring the situation and advising residents to stay vigilant regarding potential aftershocks. While there have been no immediate reports of major damage or injuries, residents are encouraged to stay informed and prepared for any further seismic activity in the area.

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